It was the Past Captains Annual Match and Dinner at Parklands on Sunday last and the event was well attended by the lady past captains, but there was a shortage of men past captains. As a result, some of the ladies played for the men’s team in the annual matchplay event (though off the red tees) over the 9 hole event. It was an unusual result, with the men’s team winning for the first time in many years. The Past Captains are pictured prior to their dinner and the odd libation.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Alan Naisbitt who was a proud Parklands veteran. Alan died peacefully on the 23rd August 2018. Alan was a long-serving member of the Club and was Chairman of the Vets Section for many years. He became recognisable being regularly seen on his green, individual golf buggy either on the course or loading and unloading it in the carpark. More recently he was a regular attendee for Sunday lunches at the Club.
Alan’s funeral is Friday 7th September at Whitley Bay crematorium at 11.15am More details to follow.
A message from Bryan Malone …. ” We took our juniors to Moor Allerton Golf Club today in the quarter-final of the region finals. The format was stroke play, talking 1 best gross and 4 best nett scores and if need be, a 5th nett score would count. The course played long and tough, but all the team put in a great performance and we won the quarter-final by 1 shot, making me very proud. We now play in semifinals at Abbeydale on Sunday 7th Oct in the region final. So well done Ben Jones, Kane Mason, Harrison Sewell, Josh Barrass, Finn Bell and Maz Shanshol.”
Congratulations to Margaret Finn who won Ladies Chairman’s Day last Saturday.
Candy sends a big thank you to everyone for supporting her Chairman’s Day and raising the fantastic sum of £200 for Maggie’s at the Freeman.
For a look at all the winners and general photographs click here … https://www.flickr.com/photos/100735050@N04/albums/72157700165151984
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Parklands juniors went into Sunday’s semi-final /final of the Northumberland Junior Golf League at Northumberland Golf Club without two regulars; Ben Jones our number 1 who could not be released from his duties from Parklands and Maz Shanshol who was laying in the sun in Portugal. However, that didn’t stop the lads putting up a great fight in the semi-finals against a strong Maften Hall side. We lost the match 8 – 4 which was not a bad result, considering young Jake Minto (pictured above) age 11 was playing in his first ever match play game and young Josh Barrass only lost his match on the 18th. Our afternoon game was the 3rd and 4th place play-off against a very strong Hexham side and the lads did themselves proud again with Thomas Middleton just losing on the 17th hole to a + 1 golfer. Harrison Sewell and Finn Bell were unbeaten in their 2 games and Josh won this time on the 18th giving us a finishing score of 6 – 6. But the decision goes to the result of the number 1 match and so Parklands finished 4th. Well done to all our lads for getting into the semi-finals and performing so well on the day. And to crown it all, the day didn’t finish there. The chairman of the junior league gave our lads a wild card to go and represent Northumberland at Moor Allerton Golf Club, Leeds, on August 29th. What a way to finish a superb day.
On Sunday 15th July we played Hexham at Parklands and going into this game we had to beat Hexham by 2 points to win the league. Unfortunately, we just missed out, managing to get a draw 6 – 6 which meant Hexham went on to win our league and left us sweating to wait and see how the other junior teams had done to determine who were league runners-up. Well, Close House got a good result against Northumberland which left Northumberland on the same number of points as Parklands, but I’m happy to report that after all the mathematics were done Parklands juniors, for the first time ever, have qualified for the semi finals at Northumberland next weekend. A great effort lads; well done to you all.